Figueira da Foz Beach, Portugal

In Portugal for the month of August, visiting old and new. This is an image of the longest beach in Europe which is in Figueira da Foz where I grew up.

Reflection on Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

A few weeks ago, we took a quick weekend trip to Copenhagen. We were blessed with miserable weather, but that didn’t deter us from seeing as much as we could. One key stop was Tivoli Gardens, the first ever amusement park. It was interesting, as it is small by today’s …

‘Love Locks’ on the Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris

The Pont Des Arts in Paris is famous for its ‘Love Locks’ which occupy almost all of the fencing on both sides of the bridge. On summer nights, it also becomes a gathering place for young Parisians to hang out, have picknicks and sing songs.

Taksim to Tünel tram in Istanbul

When we first got to Taksim, all we saw was people. Lots and lots of people. Shopping, eating, walking, etc. We wondered if the tram was actually running. It didn’t take long however to notice that the tram was in fact there, just buried behind the masses. This was a …

The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici) in Istanbul

My first post from Istanbul featured a detail from this impressive structure, today it’s the main hall of the Basilica Cistern. It’s hard to imagine that hundreds and hundreds of years ago, this was all full of water. Today, there is only a tiny bit of water towards the main …

The interior of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) – Istanbul

According to many Hagia Sophia, is the prime example of Byzantine architecture. We made it to Hagia Sophia on our first full day in Istanbul and manage to beat the lines by purchasing a Museum pass which you can find just next to the main entrance being sold from a …

The Blue Mosque – (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) at Sunset

Perhaps it is a bit of a cliche to say that the Blue Mosque was my favorite mosque in Istanbul, but its true. I start with a fairly typical but must have image of the Blue Mosque silhouetted against the setting sun. Unfortunately the skies were not this orange 🙂 It took …

Gone Fishing

Well not really fishing, but I couldn’t find a more suitable image 🙂 Heading to Istanbul today for Easter and really looking forward to it. It’s my first time that far east. Hope to capture some interesting photos to share with you. This image was taken on the way back …